Peacock’s newest drama series, Irreverent, premiered on November 30th with all 10 episodes, and follows an American criminal who is forced to hide in a small Australian town in Far North Queensland, posing as the new church Reverend.
Filmed in Queensland, Australia, The series stars Colin Donnell (Arrow, Chicago P.D.), P.J Byrne (Big Little Lies, The Boys), Kylie Bracknell (I Met a Girl), Briallen Clarke (The Heights), Tegan Stimson (The Tailings), Ed Oxenbould (Better Watch Out), Wayne Blair (Firestarter), Russell Dykstra (Rake), Calen Tassone (Bassendream), and Jason Wilder (Love and Penguins).
Official Irreverent Synopsis
A criminal mediator from Chicago is forced to flee his life and everything he knows and hide out in a small Australian reef community in Far North Queensland posing as the new church Reverend. “Reverend Mackenzie Boyd” (not his real name) has made a mess so bad he can never go home, but he’s going to need all his considerable street smarts to pull off posing as clergy – something he doesn’t know the first thing about. If he slips up, he’s dead and, after a lifetime of crime, doing good works is not something that comes naturally.
But “Mack” finds himself in a small beach town, with no phone or internet, amongst a community that is filled with people desperate for connection and crying out for leader. What at first seems like a perfect hiding place from the Chicago mob quickly becomes Mack’s home. But as he reluctantly settles into his new life, Chicago commences the hunt. The only way he will be able to stay off their radar will be to maintain the illusion that he is a Reverend. To do that though, Mack will have to appear to care. Trouble for Mack is, after all that pretending, it may just become a little bit real.
We were joined on the Popternative show by Irreverent stars Colin Donnell, P. J. Byrne, and Kylie Bracknell. Colin talks about how this series is unlike anything he’s previously worked, on. P.J discusses Irreverent’s blending of comedy and crime drama, and Kylie discusses working in the popular genre of crime.
Watch the interviews below.
Irreverent is streaming on Peacock.
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